The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Olasupo Ayokunle has beseeched Christians to give alms to the poor and the needy during the festivity of the birth of Christ.
Ayokunle said “On behalf of Christian Association of Nigeria, I hereby felicitate with Christians all over our country Nigeria and all over the world on this great occasion of the commemoration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
“Let us remember those who do not have food, clothing and other material needs around us and give them something out of the little or much we have. There is nothing too insignificant to spare or too big to give”.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant (Media & Communications), Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the CAN president further urged Christians to express love to everyone they come across stating that the story of Christmas is associated with physical manifestation of God’s love to mankind.
“No wonder his birth was originally announced by the angel with songs of joy and a message of goodwill to all men. Therefore, we at Christian Association of Nigeria congratulate the entire human race for this gift of God which all need to open up their hearts and receive for their redemption.
“We therefore urge all Christians to show love to all they come across or live with anywhere in the world. This is the true sign that we know the God of love. Showing love should cut across religious and ethnic divides. In Christ Jesus, there is no hatred at all,” he said.